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The sunrise and sunset greeted almost every day
There were so many penguins everywhere.  On land they came right up to us.
Crabeater seal
This is an Orca .  Other whales actually surfaced right beside the zodiacs
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Nature didn't disappoint, but Lindblad did

Review for National Geographic Venture to Alaska

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Joe Snow
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We did the Inside Passage trip. We chose this trip mainly because of Glacier Bay and this one location made the whole trip worth it. Overall, the scenery and wildlife on this trip cannot be beat. However, I was very disappointed in the organization and planning of this trip. For as expensive as this trip is, I do believe that the customers deserve more. The trip started in Sitka. The transport ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Discordance between goals of passengers and goals of expedition leaders

Review for National Geographic Quest to South America

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scallop87
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

After doing substantial research, including talking extensively to a Lindblad employee who had been on this trip, we chose this "expedition" to see as much of the Belize reef as possible. However, we did much less snorkeling than expected and only some of what we saw was worthwhile. Our first day of snorkeling was cancelled due to supposedly windy conditions at the reef. Instead we were ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Baja Whales expedition

Review for National Geographic Venture to Africa

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jonshanser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

To see adult and baby whales in the Gulf of Cortez and Pacific. Saw many whales but were unfortunately not able to get close to the babies. Food was just average and repetitive/boring. Should not have had to pay extra for alcohol. Culture of wait staff was different than our prior trips which did not have an American flag. This was a Seattle based boat with essentially all American ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Whales were amazing

Review for National Geographic Sea Lion to Africa

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111belle
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The whale watching was amazing but we only went out 2 hours a day? We came to see whales, I expected to go out morning and afternoon. We were on a boat which was brought back 30 minutes earlier than the others. Why? There was a lot of down time. I thought we would be going out more than once a day to look at the whales. I was expecting more time out on the water. I would have liked more ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Disappointing- National Geographic Quest / Lindblad

Review for National Geographic Quest to South America

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Rnelson55
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Day 1: Met at airport for charter to Puerto Barries. Overall pretty easy process. We did have issue with security line timing, and interesting to learn the guide with us didnt know Spanish, so was unable to communicate with the official, however all was resolved. Immigrations was a nightmare, partially because 2 minutes before our flights took off, our tour group starting handing out numerous ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Completely satisfied

Review for National Geographic Venture to Africa

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mfrantz
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We love whale watching and have a curiosity about the Sea of Cortez but have not been successful in attempts to explore it on our own. The itinerary fit our wishes even better than we knew to wish for. Our companions we most enjoyable and valued the same experiences we did. We both participated in and enjoyed the morning stretch class and we used the fitness center and found the masseuse ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Amazing nature expedition

Review for National Geographic Islander to Galapagos

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krisfeld
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I was so excited to go on this trip of a lifetime to someplace that I had just read about and never dreamed I would ever see in person. My two daughters selected this excrusion to celebrate many lifetime events, so I was along for the ride. However, I was overwhelmed with the level of care that we received once we joined the team at Lindblad/Nat Geo. Every aspect of this trip was well planned. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

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Extraordinary Journey on Orion

Review for National Geographic Orion to Antarctica

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2cruiseSue
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was on my husband's bucket list, not mine. I was afraid of the Drake Passage and didn't really want to go. It turned out to be the best adventure of our lives! We started in Santiago, Chile with the pre-cruise wine tasting tour. This included a trip around Santiago the first day, three vineyards over the next two days, a lunch we cooked at one vineyard, and two gourmet dinners in ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Dreams Really Do Come True

Review for National Geographic Orion to Antarctica

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Cprofct
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Antarctica has been my dream for years. I researched every type of tour operator before deciding on National Geographic Orion. It is a small luxury ship, where they have the ability to get everyone off the ship for multiple daily excursions. There were a dozen naturalists aboard who gave daily lectures on everything from photography to killer whales. Every detail was thought out and implemented to ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


The trip of a lifetime!

Review for National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica

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ERLevinJD
10+ Cruises

I have always wanted to visit Antarctica and chose National Geographic because of their outstanding reputation. Nat Geo exceeded my expectations and then some. I can't say enough about the total experience. Seeing Antarctica was like being on another world. There are not enough superlatives to describe the journey. The icebergs were magnificent, the penguins adorable, the whales were ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


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